Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer
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Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer

145 min
Adventure | Drama | History | Romance | Thriller | War
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Agustín Díaz Yanes
4 wins & 20 nominations
Country: Spain
Release Date: 2006-09-01
Filming Locations: Baeza, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain
Opening Weekend: €8,319 (Netherlands) (13 May 2007)
Gross: $23,321,954 (worldwide) (20 October 2013)
Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer
Enrico Lo Verso
Enrico Lo Verso
Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer
Elena Anaya
Angélica de Alquézar
Unax Ugalde
Íñigo Balboa
Eduard Fernández
Sebastián Copons
Eduardo Noriega
Conde de Guadalmedina
Ariadna Gil
María de Castro
Juan Echanove
Francisco de Quevedo
Javier Cámara
Conde Duque de Olivares
Antonio Dechent
Curro Garrote
Blanca Portillo
Fray Emilio Bocanegra
Francesc Garrido
Martín Saldaña
Pilar López de Ayala
Mujer de Malatesta
Jesús Castejón
Luis de Alquézar
Cristina Marcos
Luis Zahera
Pilar Bardem
Nadia de Santiago
Angélica 14 años
Nacho Pérez
Íñigo 14 años
Miguel Alcíbar
Eliana Álvarez
Carlos Bardem
Nicolás Belmonte
Hombre garito
Mon Ceballos
Alberto Cerrada
Jefe Mosqueteros
Simon Cohen
Felipe IV
Tomás del Estal
José Antonio Gallego
María Jesús Hoyos
Madre Pereira (as Mª Jesús Hoyos)
Charlie Lázaro
Hombre moribundo
Mariano Llorente
Cipriano Lodosa
Criado Guadalmedina
José Luis Manrique
Enrique Martínez
Ignacio Mateos
Javier Mejía
Príncipe de Gales
Christophe Miraval
Capitán Francés (as Cristophe Miraval)
Diego Moreno
Roberto Mori
Alex O'Dogherty
Lope Balboa
Pablo Olewski
Francesc Orella
Capitán Bragado
Alber Ponte
Ana Ramos
David Reymonde
Juan Ruiz
Jesús Ruyman
Sargento mayor
José María Sacristán
Artur Sala
Dominico calvo (as Arturo Sala)
José Luis Santos
Don Rafael
Paco Tous
Maestre Fontaine
Manuel Vidal
Pisaverde taberna
Quim Vila
Buckinham (sic)
Fran Campos
Javier Iribarren
Gigante Holandés
Juanjo Mugica
Julio César Rodríguez
Roger Álvarez
Mikel Aramburu
Spanish Officer at Rocroi (uncredited)
Eduardo Aránega
Black Hat / French Officer (uncredited)
Fernando Bermejo
Jon Bermúdez
Spanish Officer (uncredited)
Ángel Luis Cazor
French Cavalry Officer (uncredited)
Antonio José Cuenca
Un bravo (uncredited)
Alberto Huici
Yvonnick Muller
Dutch Soldier (voice) (uncredited)
William Rory O'Brien
The Duke of Bristol (uncredited)
Joaquín Ortega
Soldier (uncredited)
Antonio Pardo
Spanish Officer (uncredited)
Antonio Resines
Spanish Officer at Rocroi (uncredited)
Chema Ruiz
Francisco Vela
Black Hat / French Officer (uncredited)
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The role of Inquisitor Emilio Bocanegra is played by a woman, veteran actress Blanca Portillo. This caused controversy, not so much because it might look disrespectful towards the Church, but because many fans could not see the point in doing something like this. Díaz Yanes said that he had had the idea of using a female actress from the beginning, because he saw 'that Great Inquisitor role' as something too cartoonish and black-and-white and wanted to introduce a fresh, less recognizable element to it, and still make viewers suitably uneasy about so powerful and fearful a character. He cited the Oscar-winning supporting role of Linda Hunt in The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), where she played a man, as an example of what he wanted to achieve. Incidentally, Blanca Portillo wears her hair very short in her next film, Volver (2006), as a result of having had it cut for this role.
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Spanish composer Roque Baños is the author of the music soundtrack for the film, but the piece that sounds during the climactic last scene was substituted with a march called 'La madrugá' used in many Easter week processions in Spain, giving it an undercurrent of suffering, inevitability of defeat and and end-of-the-road feeling. Baños has never been happy that the music he composed for the scene was not used, although it is included in the soundtrack cd.
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Gael García Bernal was the first choice for the role played by Unax Ugalde.
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When the group walks back from their white flag meeting with the French commander at the battle of Rocroi, the movie focuses on how few Spanish soldiers are left. In the foreground a few casualties can be seen. On the left a man in brown clothes lying on his back, his spear in his right hand. A little to the right in this same shot exactly the same casualty in exactly the same pose can be seen, except for a few details regarding the shadows on the ground.
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During the opening of the Battle of Rocroi, the matchlocks muskets are firing without the serpentine or "hammer" holding the match moving. To fire a matchlock the burning end of the cord/match must swing down to the priming pan by the side of the matchlock.
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During the white flag scene at Rocroi, the corpses around the Spanish soldiers move between takes.
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Conde Duque de Olivares: Without Flanders, there's nothing... Captain.
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Photos from cast
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